Molly J. Good

Molly J. Good

 Read about Molly's Fenske Fellowship experience on the MSU Fenske Fellows Blog

Watch Molly's video, "Legally Licensed: Conservation Benefits of Buying a Fishing License."


Watch Part 1 of Molly's Facebook Live video series featured in the USFWS Pacific Region's #FishLikeAGirl communications campaign.


Watch Part 2 of Molly's Facebook Live video series featured in the USFWS Pacific Region's #FishLikeAGirl communications campaign.

PhD Candidate


Ph.D. Fisheries and Wildlife; Michigan State University; 2018 (expected)

     Specialization: Conservation Criminology
     Certification: College Teaching

M.S. Marine and Environmental Affairs; University of Washington; 2013

B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife; Michigan State University; 2011

     Concentration: Water Sciences
     Specialization: Marine Ecosystem Management
     Specialization: Spanish


Molly is passionate about the conservation and sustainability of fisheries resources at local and global scales.

Currently, she is a fish and wildlife biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region in Washington.

She completed her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU) in 2011, and she completed her M.S. in Marine and Environmental Affairs in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington (UW) in 2013. Later that year, she returned to MSU to work with her major advisor, Dr. Bill Taylor, on a research project that integrates fisheries ecology, governance, management and policy. Specifically, Molly studies the important yet overlooked and undervalued role and effectiveness of law enforcement in the management of multi-jurisdictional Great Lakes fisheries. At MSU, Molly currently serves as the Taylor and Regier Great Lakes Fisheries Fellow and a Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellow and, in the past, she has served as the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellow.

Research Interests:

Molly's research interests are focused on freshwater and marine fisheries conservation and the management of fisheries resources through effective enforcement of fishing behavior.

Boone and Crockett Club; American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Trout Unlimited (TU); Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL); American Fisheries Society (AFS); Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority; The National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Spanish Honor Society; National Honor Society